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  1. Lifestyle - Technology

    Gambia to jail internet users making fun of government

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 11:22am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Banjul, Gambia Lawmakers in the Gambia have introduced long jail terms for anyone convicted of going online to poke fun at the government or public officials. Under the new law, Internet users face up to 15 years’ imprisonment and ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Speech therapy centre is monument to couple's late toddler

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... A local couple turn their personal tragedy into a mission to help children with speech disorders through a remarkable charity, writes Elaine Yau When Raymond Wong Ka-ning and wife Viola Ho Suk-ying decided to set up a philanthropic speech therapy centre 10 years ago, they didn't expect it to grow so large. The social enterprise now employs 100 people and has helped about 1,500 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Transformers movie highlights mainland product placement trend

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by ALAN YU

    ... features, that will make the placement easier to accept," Lam says. Product placement isn't as blatant in Hong Kong as it is on the mainland, he says, because for free television ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by DARREN WEE

    ... of the water. Ships are not free from risk, either. "Seafaring is the most dangerous occupation on earth," Harada says. More people die at sea than on construction sites. An automated boat ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - SPORTS

    Book review: Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76, by Dan Epstein

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by MCT

    ... in a decade of Major League looniness. Maverick owners Bill Veeck and Ted Turner upset the old guard with a torrent of promotions to distract from their lousy teams. Free agency was about to change ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Streaming devices allow fans to watch all World Cup matches free of charge

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:04pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung vanessa.yung@scmp.com Sales of devices that enable sports fans to watch all World Cup matches free of charge are booming, but users may be offside with the law, writes Vanessa ... restrictions on digital rights- enables users such as To to access an enormous pool of channels worldwide and watch their content for free using third-party video-streaming apps. But a consumer who ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes by Robin Lynam

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Jazz bassist Charlie Haden, who died on July 11 aged 76, will be remembered for the innovative free-jazz recordings he made with multi-instrumentalist Ornette Coleman, ... Always inventive, but never flashy, Haden's playing always served the music and his fellow musicians.   Take Three Three landmark albums in the career of Charlie Haden. Free Jazz: ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - AMERICA

    Book review: The Second Amendment: A Biography, by Michael Waldman

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by MCT

    ... David Ulin The Second Amendment: A Biography by Michael Waldman Simon & Schuster 4 stars David Ulin The Second Amendment is just 27 words long: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." But in that single sentence the essence of the United States is revealed. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Cycling tours more popular as people ditch beach holidays and hit the road

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... cycling would be a good option to explore," says Lagarde. She chose tour operator SpiceRoads, sharing the tour with one other family. "The whole experience turned out to be stress-free ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Mainland brand Mo & Co celebrates its 10th anniversary in style

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Divia Harilela

    ... industrial space and get free meals in its restaurant, which uses organic ingredients from its own garden. It's a pioneering concept on the mainland and one that many brands aspire to follow. ...




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